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The railroad strikes carried the spark of rebellion to other workers in the great cities, including the unemployed. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp align=\"left\"\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp align=\"left\"\u003e\u003cspan\u003e\u003cspan color=\"#202124\" style=\"color: #202124;\"\u003eWithin a few days, 100,000 workers were on strike in the first nationwide labor upheaval. 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The Great Labor Uprising of 1877

Engravings from newspapers, chronology, notes, bibliography, index.

Format: Paper

383 Pages

Edition: 1st

Year: 1977

Publisher: Pathfinder Press

ISBN: 978-0-87348-828-0

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In July of 1877, one year after the celebration of the one hundredth birthday of the United States, the country was prostrate after five years of economic depression. Railroad workers at Martinsburg, West Virginia, went out on strike against still another wage cut.   Despite the intervention of the state...

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